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Ministry of Education to replace 25% expats with Kuwaitis

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14: Ministry of Education will begin replacing 25 percent of expatriate workers with Kuwaitis, based on the Kuwaitization policy, starting from 2017/2018 academic year. This will be done by terminating the recruitment of expatriate teachers of specialties for which many Kuwaiti and GCC teachers can be appointed. …

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Kuwaiti teacher infected with Pulmonary tuberculosis

KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti teacher in Al-Ahmadi area has been infected with Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the MoH noted that all those that may have come in contact with the patient will undergo medical tests in efforts to prevent the …

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Aggression against doctors continues – Ministry vows tough action

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14: Aggression against doctors continues in Kuwait, with the most recent case occurring in Sheikh Badriya Al-Ahmed Medical Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy Center where a citizen assaulted a doctor. The incident led to a huge chaos such that securitymen had to be notified to settle the …

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Iranian President visits Kuwait – ‘Seize moment’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14, (Agencies): Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani will be visiting Kuwait Wednesday where he will be meeting with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah. The two leaders will focus on issues pertaining to bilateral relations as well as the latest developments within the …

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MP immunities lifted

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 14: The Parliament approved, in its regular session on Tuesday, the request of the Public Prosecution to lift the immunity of MPs Ahmad Nabil Al-Fadhel, Jamaan Al-Harbash, Waleed Al-Tabtabaei and Mohammed Al-Mutair. Al-Fadel is facing two electronic media misdemeanor cases; while Al-Harbash, Al- Tabtabaei and Al-Mutair are …

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Government panel works end to kafeel system – Proposed employer-held residence card could control expatriate travel

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13: While several MPs are preparing to submit a request for forming a special temporary committee to study the problem related to population structure and to hold a special session on March 30, the committee formed by the government to study the possibility of cancelling the sponsorship …

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Govt takes immediate steps to curb ‘Ghazali’ traffic jam

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13, (Agencies): The Ministry of Public Works announced on Monday instant measures to tackle the traffic congestion resulting from closure of the key Al-Ghazali bridge. The extraordinary measures will be effective as of Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement, indicating that they are result of intensive …

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Recheck ordered for Driving licences of Expats issued after 2014

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13: According to instructions issued by the Acting Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major-General Fahd Al-Shuwe’a all driving licences for expatriates which were issued after 2014 must be renewed at the department that had issued them, reports Arab Time daily. The source explained this is done to help the …

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Panel nod to visitor health cover hailed

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13: The Women and Family Affairs Committee in the Parliament discussed issues concerning Kuwaiti women with a number of female activists on Monday. Speaking to the press after the meeting, Committee Chairman MP Saleh Ashour said they tackled family violence and a plan to establish shelters for …

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Expats to be ‘recruited’ to teach subjects not covered by Kuwaitis – No cancellation of national labor support: MoSAL

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13: The Public Education Sector of Ministry of Education has specified the exact need for new expatriate teachers to teach subjects that cannot be covered by Kuwaiti teachers, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources from the education sector. The sources revealed that female teachers for subjects such as …

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